Socialising As A Disabled Person Can Mean Forking Out £70 For Brunch


Samantha Renke


By Samantha Renke in the Metro.


If you think we live in an equal society, ask yourself this: have you ever payed £70 to eat brunch? This is exactly what happened to me just the other week. Besides work I’ve found myself socialising less and less over the past years. In part because I’d rather be snug in my pyjamas watching Netflix, but mostly because I’ve suffered increasingly from anxiety, caused by the inequalities I face as someone with an impairment and a full-time wheelchair user. So, after repeatedly bailing on friends invitations, I reluctantly accepted an invite to brunch. My friend had scoped the venue for accessibility and had assured me that I’d be able to comfortably and safely join him.


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